• The 7 HabitsLeader in Me 1

    Developing Leaders with 21st Century Skills   

    The Leader in Me is an innovative, schoolwide model that emphasizes a culture of student empowerment and helps unleash each child’s full potential. Applying The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, teachers and students internalize timeless leadership principles that nurture the skills students need for success in the 21st century.



    Adopted from The Leader in Me Website http://www.theleaderinme.org



    Learning the 7 Habits, students acquire valuable leadership skills that they can apply to everyday home and school life. Some of the skills that students learn:



    ·         Leadership



    ·         Responsibility



    ·         Self-Control



    ·         Initiative



    ·         Goal Setting



    ·         Envisioning outcomes



    ·         Prioritizing



    ·         Organization




    ·         Time Management



    ·         Positive Problem Solving



    ·         Creative Cooperation



    ·         Communication Skills



    ·         Listening Skills



    ·         Teamwork



    ·         Self-Renewal



    ·         Healthy relationships






    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People




    October/ Habit 1: Be Proactive (You are in charge)     



    I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.




    November/Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind (Have a plan)



    I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision, and look for ways to be a good citizen.




    December/Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work first, then play)



    I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.



    January/ Review


    February/Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone can win)



    I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.




    March/Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood  (Listen first, then talk)



    I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.




    April/Habit 6: Synergize (Together is better)



    I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than any one of us alone. I am humble.




    May/Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance feels best)



    I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I take time to find meaningful ways to help others.



    June/ Review